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the start of something big for the u.s. economy. 147 million people were expected to shop between friday and sunday. record numbers of shoppers are making purchases on their mobile devices or ipads, and for those who did venture out today, the foot traffic wasn't just at big box retailers but also at mom and pop neighborhood stores, part of a concerted effort to promote small business on this holiday saturday. nbc's michelle franzen has been out in the crowds today, she joins us in front of macy's, the flagship store in new york. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: good evening, kate. consumer confidence has been improving over the last few months, and retailers are hoping that new excitement along with the emotions of the holiday season will translate into a boost in sales. the hunt for deals today paid off for donna bunk, who was just getting started with her holiday shopping in new york city. >> not expecting to get a pair of boots but when you walk past these and they're only $30, how could you go wrong? >> reporter: just the attitude retailers are banking on that the crucial holida
>>> good morning to you. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley is off today. we will get to our black friday coverage in just a bit. first, we begin with developing news on the peninsula. one woman is dead and five others hurt after a major accident on highway 101 in palo alto this morning. the crash involved a chp patrol car and it is tying up traffic near the embarcadero exit. christie smith has been on the scene all morning long. she joins us with the latest on the investigation. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a horrible violent accident. the chp accident investigation team is on scene. we have two lanes of 101 shutdown this morning. one person is dead. a 24-year-old woman riding in the suv with her family this morning. there is debris on the roadway, including bags. the car lost a tire and that is where officers are telling us the suv started to roll. it started at 6:45 this morning with a work truck that was pulled over on the shoulder northbound 101 at the embarcadero exit. the driver trying to fix a flat tire on the truck. a chp
, hose of "mad money" joins us. nice to see you. usa today put it very well graphically in their newspaper, we copied it, put it here. these are parts of the cliff, what make up the cliff. talk me through them. >> this is by far the biggest part. you basically are going to pay much higher taxes, $600 billion at stake. this is the toughest one. here, this is compilation, taxes taking people by surprise. >> if not adjusted for inflation, costs the economy $59 billion. >> social security we all knew this was a way to hire people. this is a sticking point. wealthiest people have to pay more according to democrats, republicans hate this. >> this will cost the economy $40 billion. this is where compromise has to occur. >> right. >> do you see it happening? >> no. this figure will not stand. somebody has to give. the president has to give or the republicans because this is what's going to cause a recession, if we h have a recession. >> we should all mention this didn't happen by accident. this thing was created because of failures to compromise and strike deals in the past on t
presidential campaign. >> as you know, this is a pretty emotional time for us, because this is the final event of my husband's final campaign. >> reporter: today our nbc affiliate in des moines asked the president about his tears. >> a photographer got a little tear going down your left cheek. was that the cold out there or emotion? >> you know, probably a mix of both. i have to say that being back in des moines, thinking about all the folks in iowa who had worked so hard on my campaign back in '08 and then to see them still working hard back in 2012, it made me feel deeply moved and honored to have been able to be on this journey. >> reporter: this final stretch has taken on the feel of a family reunion, with aids from 2008 rejoining, some growing good luck beards, others wearing good luck charms. the president's tradition, a game of basketball with some of his closest friends and advisers. in fact we have a shot of him with one of the folks who played today, former illinois state treasurer. president obama will have dinner with his family tonight at his chicago home before watching election
>> rock the vote. thanks so much for being with us. have a great weekend, everybody. enjoy that sunshine. >> sigh tomorrow. >>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we
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